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All visitors require a passport for entry. This must be valid at least up until your departure, and have two or more blank pages. Children require their own identification.
Spot-checks are possible. Financial resources should be carried in cash, travel vouchers, or credit cards. Upon presentation of the above documents, you will be issued a visa automatically upon entry; this does not need to be requested in advance. A form is handed out by the crew shortly before landing which should be completed and handed over at the time of entry. The visa is then issued at passport inspection and is valid for 30 days. Anyone wishing to stay more than 30 days can increase the duration of the visa in increments of three months to one year, as long as the appropriate conditions are still fulfilled.
Department of Immigration
Independence HousePO Box 430, Victoria
Tel: +248 429 3636
Fax: +248 422 5035
The majority of visitors to the Seychelles will not require any vaccinations to gain entry to the country. The only exception to this is travellers entering the Seychelles coming from a yellow fever area. Here, a valid proof of yellow fever vaccination is required.
Travellers from Europe may import unlimited amounts of foreign currency into the Seychelles. However, the national currency may only be imported in amounts of up to SCR 2,000 - approximately equivalent to €115.
In addition, the following import limits apply: 2 litres of spirits or liquor, 2 litres of wine, 200ml of perfume or eau de toilette, 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco. The import of weapons of any kind is prohibited, and requires special authorisation. The value of food brought in may not exceed €200 in value (SCR 3,000). Anything beyond this is taxed in the local currency and must be paid in cash on the spot (credit card payment not possible).
Animals may only be brought into the Seychelles if they will be staying for more than six months. Entry with cats and/or dogs requires authorisation by the Veterinary Office. Any animals require a valid vaccination certificate, with proof of a rabies vaccination and an animal health certificate. Depending on the country of origin, the animals must stay in quarantine for two weeks to six months before being granted access. Bird species are not allowed to be brought into the country. For more information: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, PO Box 166, Grand Anse, Victoria Mahé, Seychelles.